DEPART is an artistic duo made up of Leonhard Lass and Gregor Ladenhauf.
They are interested in the concept of poetic audiovisual immersion. Deeply rooted in digital technology, they explore the ritual nature of algorithms and create unique impressions that are formed by formally rigorous and deep aesthetics. They expose new means of expression, allowing them to express more and at other levels than traditional narratives. As a modus operandi, they use generative processes and real-time simulation to build hermetically “credible worlds”, surprising connections bordering on surrealism that evoke virtual immanence. Their works were shown, among others at MAK in Vienna and at the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz.